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Meet Lisa Steele

Author • Queen of the Coop
TV Host   "Eggspert" 
Coop to Kitchen Cook  
5th Generation Chicken Keeper   
Maine Master Gardener

Meet Lisa Steele

From her beautiful farm in Maine, Lisa has contributed her sage advice to the backyard chicken keeping community for more than a decade and has recently entered the culinary arena with the release of her debut cookbook, The Fresh Eggs Daily Cookbook (HarperCollins, 2022) which received a starred review from Publishers Weekly and was chosen as an Amazon editors pick for Best Cookbooks, Food & Wine. 

Dubbed "Queen of the Coop" by the media, Lisa is a 5th generation chicken keeper, Maine master gardener and "coop to kitchen" cook. She has been featured on The View, Martha Knows Best on HGTV, NPR's Here & Now, P. Allen Smith's Garden Home on PBS, KTLA, and the Hallmark Home & Family Show and currently hosts the award-winning television show Welcome to my Farm on CreateTV.

Lisa is also the founder of the popular backyard chicken keeping brand Fresh Eggs Daily® which includes her blog, social media, a line of natural poultry products, and several top-selling books on raising backyard poultry. 

She lives on a small farm in Maine with her husband, their corgi, and a flock of about three dozen chickens, ducks and geese. Find Lisa on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter and her website

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PO Box 172 Dixmont Maine 04932

Backyard Chicken Keeper/"Eggspert"

With an audience of nearly a million followers that spans the globe, 5th generation chicken keeper and "eggspert" Lisa Steele is well-recognized as the creative force behind Fresh Eggs Daily®, the most popular destination for natural poultry keeping advice on the internet, and one of the most influential players in the backyard chicken keeping community.

Lisa has been dishing out advice on raising chickens, ducks and geese naturally as well as gardening and growing herbs via her Better Homes and Gardens award-winning blog and social media platform Fresh Eggs Daily for more than a decade. 

Her articles on raising backyard flocks have appeared in Backyard Poultry, Hobby Farm, Hobby Farm Home, Chickens and Grit magazines and in the Farmers Almanac and the Old Farmers Almanac.

Carrying on a time-honored family tradition (she grew up across the street from her grandparents chicken farm in Massachusetts), Lisa is also a Maine Master Gardener and accomplished "coop to kitchen" cook. 

She shares recipes using fresh eggs from her coop and fresh produce and herbs from her gardens on the farm in central Maine she shares with her husband, their corgi, tuxedo cat, and a flock of nearly three dozen chickens, ducks and geese.

The Early Years

After graduating from college with a degree in Business Administration/Accounting from Bryant University in Rhode Island, Lisa moved to New York. She worked on Wall Street for 8 years, then quit the rat race, and opened a bookstore on Long Island. 

After several years, Lisa met her future husband who was in the Navy stationed in Pensacola, so she eventually sold the bookstore and moved to Florida after they got married. Two years later, her husband was transferred to Virginia, so they bought a small farm outside of Norfolk so their two horses could live on their property instead of being boarded as they had been previously, not realizing that history was about to repeat itself.

In 2009, during the recession and after quitting the latest in a long line of "boring" accounting jobs, Lisa decided she wanted goats. It seemed everyone was making their own soap and goat milk cheese. Lisa's husband didn't think goats sounded like too much fun and counter-offered with chickens. One of the guys he worked with had just gotten chickens and was raving about them.

Having raised chickens as a child and been chased by their rooster and pecked by broody hens, Lisa wasn't thrilled, but agreed - figuring she would talk him into the goats later. One trip to the local feed store later, they were the proud owners of 6 baby chicks and 2 ducklings. 

With her family background and experience, Lisa quickly became the go-to girl for advice on raising backyard chickens on social media, which quickly turned into a blog. That blog led to her first book deal in 2013.


With more than 175,000 copies of her first six books in print, Lisa is one of the most popular, top-selling poultry authors of all time. 

Her book DIY Chicken Keeping has been translated into French and German, and her childrens book Let's Hatch Chicks! was shortlisted for an AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Childrens Science Books.

Lisa recently released her seventh title - an egg cookbook titled The Fresh Eggs Daily Cookbook - with the Harper Horizon division of HarperCollins which received a coveted starred review by Publishers Weekly and was chosen as a Pick of the Month and Best Book of the Month: Cookbooks, Food & Wine by the editors at Amazon. The Fresh Eggs Daily Cookbook has been translated into Russian.

She is a proud member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals and the Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance. 

Watch the Cookbook Trailer

Television Producer/Host

In addition to writing books, managing her social media and writing her blog, Lisa produces and hosts the "country lifestyle" television show Welcome to my Farm which aired on NBC in Maine from 2019-2020. 

Welcome to my Farm began airing on more than 300 local public television stations, nationwide on CreateTV, and streaming on Passport in early 2022.  The show was nominated for 2020 and 2021 regional New England/Boston Emmy awards and has won seven Telly Award and two Viewer's Choice Taste Awards.

Welcome to my Farm can also be seen on public television stations in New Zealand and Australia.

Media Personality

In addition to national media coverage, Lisa Steele has been featured on dozens of local television morning shows including Good Morning Maine, Good Day Sacramento, Great Day Houston, Great Day KC, Today in Nashville, The Morning Blend, WGN Lunch Break, Fox 5 San Diego, Good Day Columbus, San Antonio Living and KTLA among others.
Lisa has also appeared in print and online in numerous national publications including the Associated Press, Bloomberg, Business Week, Buzzfeed, CNN, Country Living magazine, Country Woman, Down East magazine, The Epoch Times, Extra Crispy, Farmers Almanac, Forbes, Fox News,, LA Daily News, Maine Magazine,, New York Times, Old Farmers Almanac, Parade Magazine, Readers Digest, Saturday Evening Post, The Splendid Table, The Spruce Eats, USA Today, Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post.


Lisa's line of all natural poultry products which she launched in 2018 can be found online on and and at select retailers across the country.

Stay in touch with Lisa on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, PinterestYouTube and her website.

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